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Climate Change and Energy Program Director

  • ... Sacramento, Capellen, United States
  • ... Full time
  • ... Salary: 115000 per year
  • Posted on: Feb 01, 2024       Expires on:

Climate Change and Energy Program Director   

JOB TITLE:

Climate Change and Energy Program Director

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Sacramento Capellen United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Climate Change and Energy Program Director

About CivicWell
CivicWell supports leaders responding to the climate crisis and its impact on their communities.
As a nonprofit organization, we inspire, equip, connect, and cultivate leaders working toward a more sustainable and resilient future.
We know that innovation happens when communities name their own challenges and define their own visions.
Through policy guidance, collaborative partnerships, and direct assistance, we support and equip communities to bring those visions to life.

Position Summary
We are looking for a highly motivated and dynamic leader with experience working on climate change adaptation and resilience, climate equity, and clean energy initiatives in California to join CivicWell as our Climate Change and Energy Program Director.
This position will report directly to the CEO and will play a pivotal role in influencing organization-wide strategic planning and decision-making.
The Director is a member of the organizations leadership team and will be invited and expected to contribute to developing and executing these strategies The Director will guide and oversee the administration, coordination, delivery, and development of the Program while also being responsible for supporting the growth and development of their team members.

This is a full-time, exempt position with the option to work remotely from a location within California or to work a hybrid in-office/remote schedule from our Sacramento office.

CivicWells Climate Change and Energy portfolio includes a variety of high-impact coalition programs, projects, and conferences with statewide and national recognition.
These include the Alliance of Regional Collaboratives for Climate Adaptation (ARCCA), the California Adaptation Forum (CAF), the California Climate and Energy Collaborative (CCEC), the California Resilience Partnership (CRP), the Capital Region Climate Readiness Collaborative (CRCRC), and the Local Government Sustainable Energy Coalition (LGSEC).

Position Responsibilities
The Director has primary responsibilities for overall program direction including initiating, assessing, and setting goals for the Program in alignment with the strategic priorities of CivicWell; researching, planning, developing and implementing new programs; fundraising to expand the program and support existing and new projects; developing and approving budgets; and overseeing all program operations including hiring, training and mentoring staff.

The ideal candidate must be able to skillfully execute the following responsibilities through the CivicWell DEI lens:

Thought Leadership and Strategic Direction
Enhance the visibility and impact of the Climate Change and Energy Program by developing a clear vision, actively engaging in Californias climate ecosystem, and building relationships with strategic partners.

Stay informed about developments in climate adaptation/resilience, climate equity, and climate mitigation/energy through various methods, and collaborate with the Leadership
Team to identify trends, opportunities, threats, and needs for advancing CivicWells mission in the evolving climate field.

Budget Oversight, Management, and Fundraising
Ensure financial viability by leading effective budgeting, tracking, and fundraising efforts for the Program, including budget development and oversight with Finance Team support.

Address Program delivery challenges, monitor staff to meet budget and revenue targets, and collaborate with the Leadership Team to track funding opportunities, coordinate proposals, and explore creative fundraising strategies for long-term budget stability and growth.

Program Delivery
Ensure timely development of high-quality project deliverables and reports in CivicWells

Climate Change and Energy portfolio, adhering to project contracts and coalition program bylaws.

Coach project managers in aligning work plans with project constraints and strategic priorities, while also developing and maintaining positive relationships with funders, partners, and stakeholders for effective collaboration and goal achievement.

Team Leadership and Development
Actively engage in Leadership Team decisions, uphold organizational policies, and communicate regarding HR, Finance, Operations, and Programs.

Cultivate a cohesive team culture by modeling compassionate leadership, promoting accountability, supervising project managers, and leading annual strategic planning activities, fostering collaboration, and supporting professional development within the
Program Team.

Qualifications & Requirements
We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply for this exciting opportunity.
While the following qualifications are desirable, we encourage anyone with an interest in the role to apply, regardless of whether they meet all the requested criteria.
We believe in the value of diverse perspectives and are open to considering candidates with a range of experiences.

Desired Qualifications
A bachelors or masters degree in a relevant field such as public policy, environmental science, or urban and regional planning.

Experience leading projects, programs, and initiatives in the climate change sector, with a strong preference for experience working in California.

Experience in team management, budgeting and managing 6-figure projects, and successful proposal/grant application development.

Experience facilitating multi-sector, multi-disciplinary coalitions, collaboratives, networks, and committees.

Demonstrated leadership in centering Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Justice in program design, implementation, and decision-making, with a track record of partnering with community leaders, Indigenous leaders, community-based organizations, tribal organizations, and/or environmental justice groups.

Other Requirements
Travel: This position requires travel for meetings and events in regions across California, once a month on average and more frequently based on organizational and project needs.

Occasional domestic travel outside of California may be required.
Travel may include: public transportation, rideshare, driving, train, air, etc.

Physical Requirements: This position requires occasional moving of boxes and/or other items not heavier than 35 lbs.
This position also requires extensive time in front of a computer screen and is mostly a sedentary position (sitting).
Accommodations may be requested for these requirements based on demonstrated need.

Compensation
CivicWell supports staff by providing opportunities for professional development and training in a collaborative work environment.
A strong work-life balance is encouraged and supported through flexible work schedules, a focus on staff engagement, and employee appreciation.
Staff have the opportunity to engage and participate in both internal and external organizational initiatives and play an important role in an organization that is positively impacting communities across California.

This position is full-time and exempt.
The annual full-time starting salary range for this position is $105,000-$115,000 depending on qualifications.

CivicWells benefits package includes:
100% employer-paid medical, dental, vision, 25K life insurance, and long-term disability coverage
15 days of vacation (first 2 years), 20 days of vacation (years 3 and on)
12 paid holidays per year
Access to CivicWells Employee Assistance Program

401K retirement plan with an employer match contribution of 4% of the employees salary after 1 year of employment.

Other ancillary benefits are available but not covered by CivicWell

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement
CivicWell is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity and/or expression, religion, sexual orientation, status as a veteran, pregnancy, childbirth or medical conditions, disability, marital status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.
Our agency embraces a diverse and culturally rich workforce, and is committed to this policy with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities, and general treatment during employment.

How to Apply
Interested applicants should email their resume and cover letter describing their qualifications and interest in the position along with three professional references to HR@civicwell.
org.

Candidates are requested to use the following headings and labels when submitting their applications.
References should be included directly in the email body.

Email subject line: Program Director Application [Full Name]
Cover Letter attachment: Cover Letter [Full Name]
Resume attachment: Resume [Full Name]

This position will remain open until filled and interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $105,000.
00 - $115,000.
00 per year

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

People with a criminal record are encouraged to apply

Work Location: Hybrid remote in Sacramento, CA 95814

Position Details

POSTED:

Feb 01, 2024

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

115000 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1707241685-bd5b8eca07bc0fcf2e5bec1683e7e672

LOCATION:

Capellen United States

CITY:

Sacramento

Job Origin:

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About CivicWell
CivicWell supports leaders responding to the climate crisis and its impact on their communities. As a nonprofit organization, we inspire, equip, connect, and cultivate leaders working toward a more sustainable and resilient future. We know that innovation happens when communities name their own challenges and define their own visions. Through policy guidance, collaborative partnerships, and direct assistance, we support and equip communities to bring those visions to life.

Position Summary
We are looking for a highly motivated and dynamic leader with experience working on climate change adaptation and resilience, climate equity, and clean energy initiatives in California to join CivicWell as our Climate Change and Energy Program Director. This position will report directly to the CEO and will play a pivotal role in influencing organization-wide strategic planning and decision-making. The Director is a member of the organizations leadership team and will be invited and expected to contribute to developing and executing these strategies The Director will guide and oversee the administration, coordination, delivery, and development of the Program while also being responsible for supporting the growth and development of their team members.

This is a full-time, exempt position with the option to work remotely from a location within California or to work a hybrid in-office/remote schedule from our Sacramento office.

CivicWells Climate Change and Energy portfolio includes a variety of high-impact coalition programs, projects, and conferences with statewide and national recognition. These include the Alliance of Regional Collaboratives for Climate Adaptation (ARCCA), the California Adaptation Forum (CAF), the California Climate and Energy Collaborative (CCEC), the California Resilience Partnership (CRP), the Capital Region Climate Readiness Collaborative (CRCRC), and the Local Government Sustainable Energy Coalition (LGSEC).

Position Responsibilities
The Director has primary responsibilities for overall program direction including initiating, assessing, and setting goals for the Program in alignment with the strategic priorities of CivicWell; researching, planning, developing and implementing new programs; fundraising to expand the program and support existing and new projects; developing and approving budgets; and overseeing all program operations including hiring, training and mentoring staff.

The ideal candidate must be able to skillfully execute the following responsibilities through the CivicWell DEI lens:

Thought Leadership and Strategic Direction
Enhance the visibility and impact of the Climate Change and Energy Program by developing a clear vision, actively engaging in Californias climate ecosystem, and building relationships with strategic partners.

Stay informed about developments in climate adaptation/resilience, climate equity, and climate mitigation/energy through various methods, and collaborate with the Leadership
Team to identify trends, opportunities, threats, and needs for advancing CivicWells mission in the evolving climate field.

Budget Oversight, Management, and Fundraising
Ensure financial viability by leading effective budgeting, tracking, and fundraising efforts for the Program, including budget development and oversight with Finance Team support.
Address Program delivery challenges, monitor staff to meet budget and revenue targets, and collaborate with the Leadership Team to track funding opportunities, coordinate proposals, and explore creative fundraising strategies for long-term budget stability and growth.

Program Delivery
Ensure timely development of high-quality project deliverables and reports in CivicWells

Climate Change and Energy portfolio, adhering to project contracts and coalition program bylaws.

Coach project managers in aligning work plans with project constraints and strategic priorities, while also developing and maintaining positive relationships with funders, partners, and stakeholders for effective collaboration and goal achievement.

Team Leadership and Development
Actively engage in Leadership Team decisions, uphold organizational policies, and communicate regarding HR, Finance, Operations, and Programs.
Cultivate a cohesive team culture by modeling compassionate leadership, promoting accountability, supervising project managers, and leading annual strategic planning activities, fostering collaboration, and supporting professional development within the
Program Team.

Qualifications & Requirements
We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply for this exciting opportunity. While the following qualifications are desirable, we encourage anyone with an interest in the role to apply, regardless of whether they meet all the requested criteria. We believe in the value of diverse perspectives and are open to considering candidates with a range of experiences.

Desired Qualifications
A bachelors or masters degree in a relevant field such as public policy, environmental science, or urban and regional planning.
Experience leading projects, programs, and initiatives in the climate change sector, with a strong preference for experience working in California.
Experience in team management, budgeting and managing 6-figure projects, and successful proposal/grant application development.
Experience facilitating multi-sector, multi-disciplinary coalitions, collaboratives, networks, and committees.
Demonstrated leadership in centering Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Justice in program design, implementation, and decision-making, with a track record of partnering with community leaders, Indigenous leaders, community-based organizations, tribal organizations, and/or environmental justice groups.

Other Requirements
Travel: This position requires travel for meetings and events in regions across California, once a month on average and more frequently based on organizational and project needs.
Occasional domestic travel outside of California may be required. Travel may include: public transportation, rideshare, driving, train, air, etc.

Physical Requirements: This position requires occasional moving of boxes and/or other items not heavier than 35 lbs. This position also requires extensive time in front of a computer screen and is mostly a sedentary position (sitting). Accommodations may be requested for these requirements based on demonstrated need.

Compensation
CivicWell supports staff by providing opportunities for professional development and training in a collaborative work environment. A strong work-life balance is encouraged and supported through flexible work schedules, a focus on staff engagement, and employee appreciation. Staff have the opportunity to engage and participate in both internal and external organizational initiatives and play an important role in an organization that is positively impacting communities across California.

This position is full-time and exempt. The annual full-time starting salary range for this position is $105,000-$115,000 depending on qualifications.

CivicWells benefits package includes:
100% employer-paid medical, dental, vision, 25K life insurance, and long-term disability coverage
15 days of vacation (first 2 years), 20 days of vacation (years 3 and on)
12 paid holidays per year
Access to CivicWells Employee Assistance Program

401K retirement plan with an employer match contribution of 4% of the employees salary after 1 year of employment.

Other ancillary benefits are available but not covered by CivicWell

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement
CivicWell is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity and/or expression, religion, sexual orientation, status as a veteran, pregnancy, childbirth or medical conditions, disability, marital status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Our agency embraces a diverse and culturally rich workforce, and is committed to this policy with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities, and general treatment during employment.

How to Apply
Interested applicants should email their resume and cover letter describing their qualifications and interest in the position along with three professional references to HR@civicwell.org.

Candidates are requested to use the following headings and labels when submitting their applications. References should be included directly in the email body.

Email subject line: Program Director Application [Full Name]
Cover Letter attachment: Cover Letter [Full Name]
Resume attachment: Resume [Full Name]

This position will remain open until filled and interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $105,000.00 - $115,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

People with a criminal record are encouraged to apply

Work Location: Hybrid remote in Sacramento, CA 95814

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